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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 17, 2010 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best Truckin?

Lovin' the horns on this one

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-09-17.sbd.sirmick.107542.flac16

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Sep 17, 2010 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

Those Truckin's with Fiero and Ellis are cool, I agree. But they're not best-ever material in my book.

I just realized I had the wrong link/description for the 6/9/73 show, and I can't bring myself to delete 3/26/73, so this is now my top SIX in chronological order:

April 16, 1972, Aarhus University, Denmark – http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-04-16.sbd.miller.18103.sbeok.shnf - This is sometimes mislabeled as Truckin> Caution or even Truckin> Caution> UJB… I don’t know why. In any case, it is an awesome, must-hear Truckin’> Other One jam for sure.

August 12, 1972, Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA – http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-08-12.sbd.smith.gems.105132.flac16 - First time they turned the dynamic duo around, Truckin’ comes after a tasty Other One> Black Peter> Other One sandwich. Truckin’ is 12 minutes long and the jam is fully charged up after a short but very cool Other One reprise/verse two.

March 26, 1973 - Balitmore Civic Center - http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-03-26.sbd.miller.34787.sbeok.flac16 - An absolutely stellar Truckin’ jam that goes way out into space before settling into WRS prelude. Beautiful and classic sequence from an amazing month of shows.

June 9, 1973, RFK Stadium - http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-06-09.sbd.patched.barry.93475.sbeok.shnf - Nice transition from Gone into Truckin’, followed by an INSANE Truckin’ jam that goes in unexpected directions and gets very hot, followed by a little Phil/Billy, a mellow jam, a Here Comes Sunshine tease, and finally PITB. First Truckin’> PITB (and one of only four ever).

May 19, 1974, Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR – http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-05-19.sbd.fix.miller.107165.flac16 - Flat-out awesome Truckin/Nodody’s attack into a gorgeous MLB/NFA jam. One of the best parts of one of the year’s best shows.

May 25, 1974, Campus Stadium, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA – http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-05-25.sbd.jmiller.205.sbeok.shnf - The Dead tear Truckin’ apart like a band at the height of its powers and then rip into a brief but blistering Nobody’s jam that descends into a spicy little groove before entering pretty deep space.


This post was modified by snow_and_rain on 2010-09-17 18:27:16

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Poster: yesss! Date: Sep 17, 2010 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

great list! my favorites are all there- with the addition of 6/9/73, which i don't know off the top of my head. going there now!

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Sep 17, 2010 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin? - a few less obvious suggestions

Here are a couple more sentimental favorites, well worth a listen...

September 20, 1970, Fillmore East - http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-09-20.aud.remaster.sirmick.27583.sbeok.shnf - Very nice (and rare) acoustic version, this is probably the third-ever live version. Pig plays piano. The better quality of this recording significantly enhances the nuances of the acoustic sound.

October 23, 1970, McDonough Arena, Georgetown U., Washington, D.C. – http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-10-23.aud.wolfson.motb-0004.85071.flac16 - First-ever Truckin’> Other One combo that would become one of the band’s calling cards. Wolfson's audience recording captures the energy of that night very well, and is reasonably well-balanced despite being a little fuzzy. The Truckin> Other One segue is truly remarkable given that it’s the first one ever. There is no break for drums and no Phil bomb to introduce the Other One, just a seamless continuation from Truckin jam into Other One jam that sounds perfectly organic. Listen to this one.

October 19, 1974 – Only split Truckin? (He’s Gone> Truckin jam> Caution jam> Drums> Space> Truckin> Black Peter)
- From GD Movie Soundtrack - A wild version, Truckin’ is announced out of He’s Gone, but instead of starting up the song proper, they jam it out for a few minutes and head into a sweet Caution jam that goes off into drums and space before returning for Truckin.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Sep 17, 2010 12:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin? - a few less obvious suggestions

"less obvious?"

You consider 9/20/70 and a Winterland '74 performance less obvious?

Perhaps to Kochman ;)

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Sep 17, 2010 1:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin? - a few less obvious suggestions

I guess not to the omniscient.

What I meant is that I don't think they're among the top versions, but they're fun and unique and worth a listen.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Sep 17, 2010 1:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin? - a few less obvious suggestions

That they are :)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 17, 2010 12:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin? - a few less obvious suggestions

Thanks lots for all of those suggestions - guess I have some listening to do

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Sep 17, 2010 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

don't know about the best because music is so subjective
but enjoy this one and enjoy the rest of the set.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-10-23.sbd.miller.92792.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 17, 2010 6:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-11-06.moore.cribbs.16758.sbeok.shnf this one sizzles!

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 17, 2010 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

Mark your calendar - FloydFest 10 is 28-31 July 2011.

I'll bring the scotch.........

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 17, 2010 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

Hmmmmmm - I might take you up on that. My girlfriend loves camping and Live music, and Scotch (apparently - long story)!!

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Sep 17, 2010 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

I like truckin' alot actually...the best versions that come to mind have probably been mentioned (particularly the 72 when the song really took off) but it bears repeating...

05-19-1974 is my personal favorite...love this show
09-03-1977 very strong stand alone version
11-06-1977 features a whole lotta love rock ending
05-09-1979 awesome, check out the coda jam, one of the best "climb the ladder" jams in Dead history...
06-20-1983 played during an electrical storm, the stage gets hit during truckin' and wharf rat
09-20-1990 very strong, played in one of the best second sets of the bands final 10 years...

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Sep 17, 2010 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

Can't say I agree with you on that Truckin' Jim, I don't think the horns do anything for it.

5/19/74 is probably the very best Truckin' the band ever performed. But my favorite Truckin' is 4/16/72, for the amazing Coltranesque jam contained within. Weir and Lesh lock-in briefly during a particularly amazing passage...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-04-16.sbd.miller.18103.sbeok.shnf

We are doing a day trip for tuna tomorrow, to the Bacardi Wreck area, if we can get past the ground-swell at the inlet. You are welcome to join us if you would like!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 17, 2010 10:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

I can't say what the BEST one is but I always liked the jam out on 6-16-74

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 17, 2010 10:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

I'm with Cliff on this one. As great a player as Martin may be, I just can't get into his playing with the boys. It's just personal opinion of course, but it just doesn't seem to gel. If I want to her a sax with the boys I'll just put in some Branford.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Sep 17, 2010 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

. . . or Charles Lloyd

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-08-03.sbd.miller.30652.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 17, 2010 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

Can't argue with that suggestion. Outstanding stuff.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 17, 2010 10:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

What time you leaving the Dock?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Sep 17, 2010 10:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

I will know this evening if we are going. We are concerned about the groundwsell from Hurricane Igor, which could potentially close out Shinnecock Inlet, even though sea conditions are forecast to be calm. The Bluefin bite at the Bacardi Wreck area has been off the hook. If we go we would probably leave around 5 am?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 17, 2010 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

Cool, Thanks

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Poster: jds121291 Date: Sep 18, 2010 6:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Truckin?

i cant help that truckin is one of my favorite dead tunes. 8/6/71 rendition always blew my mind (as most of that show tends to do) 6/20/74 is also very solid.